Organize Your Grocery Coupons by Aisle

  I wish I could take credit for this amazing idea, however I learned it from my mother.  Grocery coupons can produce significant savings but you have to remember to use them in order to reap the benefits!  Many coupon organizers are divided by category of food, but the grocery store may not be organized […]

Write it Down: Get Those Fleeting Thoughts Out of Your Head!

The Problem of Too Many Thoughts How many thoughts do you suppose run through your head in a day?  I didn’t do any formal research for this blog post, but based on personal experience I would suspect hundreds.  How many of those thoughts flutter in and out so quickly that you are left saying, “wait, […]

Making a Grocery List

Adventures in Being Prepared when Grocery Shopping I made a menu for the week, made my grocery shopping list, and when I arrived at the grocery store I realized I had forgotten my list!  What a bummer!  I always advocate shopping with a list and here I am racking my brain to remember what I […]

Decide to Decide: Organizing is about Follow-through

In the organizing industry, we have a phrase coined by Kathy Waddill, “decide to decide.”  What does this mean?   In her book The Organizing Sourcebook, Waddill talks about “decide to decide” as the need to follow through with projects and tasks in our lives.  I see this most with my clients in the follow […]

Who runs your day?

Who runs your day?

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”-Jim Rohn What one thing do you want to accomplish today?  When are you going to make it happen?

7 Tips to Add Wellness to Your Daily Life

In our very busy modern lives, we tend to run from one appointment to the next, jumping from task to task as if we were in a race of “who-can-get-more-done-in-a-day.”  But how do we feel at the end of the day?  If it’s tired, grumpy, frazzled, or stressed, it’s time to take a fresh look […]

Cookie Sheet Work Station

I recently attended a button bracelet making class (yes, it is as cool as it sounds) and discovered a creative way to contain a project with small parts.  Michelle Wilson of Creative Design often beads using a mat made of Vellux on top of a cookie sheet to contain her project while she is working […]

Asking for Help from Children

As a SuperMom wanna-be, I want to believe that I can do anything and everything for everyone in my life. I want to feed my kids delicious and healthy meals, keep a clean and neat home, perform my work duties efficiently and successfully juggle all of the errands while putting out fires as they occur.  […]

Three Tips for Creating a Successful To Do List

I have been making To Do lists since I was a kid.  And these are a few tips I’ve learned along the way. 1.  List single tasks, not entire projects.  A task is a single, actionable step whereas a project is a series of tasks toward a goal.  So, for example, let’s say you want […]

Procrastination: Of Eating Elephants and Frogs.

Procrastination:  Of Eating Elephants and Frogs.

What do you do when you have a large project to work on? Are you overwhelmed by it the sheer size and scope of the project?  Do you find yourself pushing the project further down your To Do list?  Is there one particular item on your To Do list that has been on there for […]